Handshake helps students find jobs and internships, connect with employers, and explore career options — and it’s free for anyone attending Yakima Valley College!

Handshake is one of the leading student-centered jobs boards in the country. Over 400,000 employers, including many in our region, use Handshake to recruit current college students and recent graduates for just about any career you can imagine.

All Yakima Valley College students and alumni have free access to Handshake. When you fill out your profile, Handshake will personalize jobs, internships, and career events based on your profile from your interests and skills.

It’s FREE! Handshake lets employers recruit specifically here at YVC, which means you aren’t competing against professionals with 5+ years of experience and Handshake has the most opportunities for students like you of any job platform.

Based on the information YOU provide for your profile, Handshake will work for YOU and give you personalized job recommendations.

  1. Go to app.joinhandshake.com or download the mobile app.
    (Apple App Store | Google Play)
  2. Type “Yakima Valley College” in the search bar.
  3. Log in using your YVC login (xxxxxx@yvcc.edu).

Your account is already pre-populated with information you provided during application and registration, all you have to do is update your profile!

Whether you’re searching for a full-time or part-time employee, or a student to fill an internship, Handshake can facilitate the process.

Employers who don’t have an existing Handshake account will need to create a user account. After creating a Handshake account, employers must then request and receive approval from YVC prior to posting jobs, internships or events for students.

Learn more about getting started with Handshake.

Handshake Resources

Handshake is invested to help you succeed! Not only does Handshake give you personalized job recommendations, Handshake offers tutorials and resources to help you set up, navigate, and use your Handshake profile to its fullest potential!

Check out the Handshake Help Center for more information.

Review these 3 must-haves for your profile, tips from recruiters and advice from other students.